Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) had its price target lifted by stock analysts at Craig Hallum from $46.00 to $52.00 in a note issued to investors on Friday, July 28th, The Fly reports. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Craig Hallum’s price objective points to a potential upside of 1.86% from the stock’s previous close.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 price target on shares of Omnicell in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. TheStreet cut Omnicell from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Omnicell from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine upgraded Omnicell from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies cut Omnicell from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $40.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Friday, April 21st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $49.00.

Omnicell (OMCL) opened at 51.05 on Friday. The company’s market cap is $1.90 billion. Omnicell has a 52-week low of $30.35 and a 52-week high of $51.20. The company’s 50-day moving average is $43.70 and its 200 day moving average is $40.34.

Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.02. The business had revenue of $180.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $174.08 million. Omnicell had a positive return on equity of 0.41% and a negative net margin of 1.14%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.38 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Omnicell will post $1.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, VP J Christopher Drew sold 10,625 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.97, for a total value of $435,306.25. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 152,057 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,229,775.29. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, EVP Dan S. Johnston sold 16,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.67, for a total value of $666,988.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 61,696 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,509,176.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 160,300 shares of company stock worth $7,190,201 in the last three months. 3.77% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Omnicell during the first quarter worth about $125,000. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Omnicell by 136.3% in the first quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 3,571 shares of the company’s stock worth $145,000 after buying an additional 2,060 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its stake in shares of Omnicell by 3.0% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 4,080 shares of the company’s stock worth $165,000 after buying an additional 120 shares during the period. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Omnicell during the first quarter worth about $170,000. Finally, Turner Investments LLC bought a new stake in Omnicell during the second quarter valued at approximately $181,000. 96.35% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Omnicell

Omnicell, Inc provides automation and business analytics software solutions for patient-centric medication and supply management across the entire healthcare continuum, from the acute care hospital setting to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities to the home. It operates through two segments: Automation and Analytics, and Medication Adherence.

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